I just got Kaz on January 16 so we're still getting used to each other. He's a swell little guy, though. And he's also very convenient because I work wonky hours (4 p.m.-11 p.m.) and he prefers darkness anyways. Whenever I have a light on, he hides and gets very cranky.
This is my first fish, tank.. well.. everything! I've got a mixture of live and fake plants in there (for now). I just picked up a siphon today so I can do regular water changes/gravel cleanings. The water is about 79-82 degrees and he's got a filter with one of the baffles as recommended by the DIY thread. He loves the crowded-ness of the tank. He's been super happy and active since I added these plants and he can swim and hide. He was playing hide and seek with me earlier today! This is a dangerous addiction and I'm totally fine with it.
If you see anything I can change, let me know!
Hello my name is Chris and I just set up my new tank. Once I get some photos updated I will post them. I just wanted to list what I am running for my first time tank. I had a few goldfish tanks growing up with my mother and with her passing on the 10th I wanted to do a tank on my own in honor of her. So, here is what I am running....
Tank: Fluval Spec III
Filter: Fluval Spec III filter, Fluval Edge pre filter on Fluval Spec III outlet
Media: Fluval Spec Carbon pack, Fluval Spec Bio Max pack, Sea Chem Purigen 100mg
UV Sterilization: AA-Aquariums bubbler sterilizer
Air Pump: Marina 50, check valve
Oxygenation: AA-Aquariums bubbler sterilizer
Heater: Marineland 25w adjustable heater
Lighting: Fluval Spec III stock led lamp
Lighting Timer: ZooMed timer
Plants: 2 Anubius planted in substrate, 1 Anubius on a lava rock, 2 Anubius Nana planted in substrate, 1 Marimo Moss Ball
Decor: 1 Small Pagoda, ZooMed floating betta log
Treatments: API Tap Water Conditioner, API Quick Start, API Co2 Booster, API Leaf Zone, API Acuu-Clear, API Stress Zyme, API Stress Coat
Occupants: Halfmoon Betta, mystery snail, 5 ghost shrimp
I may be missing some things, but that should get me going on here. Any comments, good or bad, will be accepted with the idea if all ideas can help my new friends live a happy and healthy life.